* * * * Re-blogging this one for more on dealing with kids’ many questions. * * * *
The other day I wrote a post about letting kids express their curosity, and drive to explore, and entertaining as many of their questions as humanly possible – whether they are asking if the moon is really made of cheese or asking why they have to take a bath. One of my favorite parenting bloggers, at kloppenmum.wordpress.com, wrote in with a couple of points I’d like to consider today. Here’s her comment in full:
Interesting post. I’m not going to argue point by point, but just raise two things for your consideration.
1. The children I know (and have known) who incessantly ask why are in fact unhappy and out of the Continuum, and are desperately trying to find a way back. I am always cautious of our children’s whys in the first instance: is it an emotional why or a truly intellectual why.
2. There are many…
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